My kids BEG for this Tiger Butter every year! Fortunately, this recipe is as easy as they come!
Bark or Fudge?
Tiger Butter is considered a fudge by some and a bark by others. It actually fits into both categories really well so you decide how you want to classify it. Tiger bark isn’t quite as sweet as regular bark and the blend of peanut butter and chocolate create a treat my whole family loves.
Perfect as A Gift for The Holidays or Any Celebration
You can make this for gifts in easily less than five minutes, too, so it’s great for this time of year!
Now it’s time to start digging in the pantry wanting to cook something with you.
Ingredients For Tiger Bark Are:
- Vanilla almond bark*
- Crunchy peanut butter
- Chocolate chips
*Almond bark doesn’t have any nuts in it, that is just a generic name for a chocolate-like candy coating that is commonly used in candymaking. I say this because I always get several folks asking each year and I like to try to answer questions before folks have to ask them :). However, if you have a nut allergy in your family, the peanut butter is going to be a problem of course. I suggest trying SunButter, which is a substitute that my friend HodgePodge Mom uses a lot.
Oh! Did I mention you’re going to need a rimmed baking sheet lined in waxed paper?
Well now ya know 🙂
I have these wonderful baking sheets I love that I got from Sam’s Club. When we were doing photos for my book a few weeks ago, the food stylist came bearing a whole passel of the same ones and we talked about how much we loved them.
- Place Almond bark into a large mixing bowl.
- Breaking it up is optional and dependent on my mood. Sometimes I just throw the whole thing in there.
- It’s gonna melt either way so just do whatever cranks your tractor.
- Place bowl in microwave for about one minute. Stir well.
- Microwave at 30-45 second intervals, stirring after each, until bark is melted and smooth.
- Add in peanut butter.
- Stir until peanut butter is melted and well blended.
- Spread onto waxed paper lined sheet.
- Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and melt the same way you did the almond bark.
- Drop dollops onto your peanut butter mixture.
- Kinda swirl it a little bit with a butter knife until it looks good from ten yards on a galloping horse.
- Place in the refrigerator to harden or, if you’re one of those patient people I’ve heard folks speak of in legends, allow it to sit out on your countertop at room temperature until fully hardened. If it’s cold where you live, you can also just put it outside 🙂
- Once it’s hardened, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
- 1 24 ounces White almond bark or white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. Set aside
- In large mixing bowl, break up almond bark as best you can (or you can just toss the whole thing in). Place bowl in microwave for about one minute. Stir well. Microwave at 30-45 second intervals, stirring after each, until bark is melted and smooth.
- Stir in peanut butter until melted and well blended.
- Spread out onto waxed paper lined baking pan.
- Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave at 30-45 second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth and melted.
- Drop dollops of chocolate onto peanut butter mixture in pan. Swirl with a knife.
- Place baking sheet in refrigerator until hardened or allow to harden completely at room temp.
- Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
For more quick and easy recipes using almond bark, see below.
- Holly Jollies – with endless variations, this is one of the most popular recipes on Southern Plate.
- Double Layer Peppermint Bark – this beautiful bark sells in stores for a small fortune, but you can make it at home for just a few dollars.